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Burrata opened its doors 7 years ago at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock and is still going strong being one of the most popular Italian restaurants in Cape Town. Recently crowned as the best pizza spot in South Africa by Big7Travel, we were excited to visit them for dinner last week.
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A windy Thursday evening is by no means the most popular day for Capetonians to venture out of their comfy homes for a hearty Italian dinner, but Burrata didn’t have any trouble filling most of the tables on the night – always a good sign of things to come.
We kept the a la carte menu to the side and rather looked towards the Chef’s menu which includes dishes that are only available for a month. This allows the chef to experiment with new flavours, we were told, while still keeping Italian traditions that Burrata is known for. If a dish becomes popular, it will naturally make its way onto the a la carte menu.
We enjoyed a few of the new offerings that are available this October!
Review: Burrata Restaurant at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock!
You can never go wrong with Zucchini fries. Thinly sliced and crispy, these are always a fantastic healthy snack before dinner begins.
I’m always on the lookout for the best calamari in Cape Town and these definitely came very very close. Crispy, tender and fresh; – simply delicious. The spice could have been upped a bit, as the chilli hardly came through.
Latte e Mortadella
Burrata was recently crowned as the best pizza spot in South Africa by Big7Travel so we just had to try out one of their unique creations.
Their pizza oven was hand built by a third-generation family-owned business in Naples and is able to reach much higher temperatures than your average pizza oven. This results in one of the most authentic Napoletana pizzas in Cape Town, if not the entire country.
Our pizza came topped with Mortadella sausage – pork with a very interesting sub-layer of spices. To balance this, you’ve also got a pistachio pesto, mozzarella cheese and whipped ricotta. A combination I am still dreaming of today.
It’s a simple, classic dish that gets the Burrata treatment with a unique twist. Similar to tortelinnis, these home-made tortellonis are bigger in size. The chef also uses egg yolk cream for the sauce to give it a stronger taste and set it apart from the cheese. Add crispy bacon to the mix and you’ve got yourself a real winner. A delight!
Caramel Chocolate Panna Cotta
All desserts on the menu at Burrata are Italian classics but are then given a modern take by the chef. This panna cotta with honey glaze was complemented nicely by the crumbled dark chocolate biscuit. For anyone with a massive sweet tooth, this dessert is for you!
There’s a reason Burrata is so highly rated by locals & international travellers and is consistently winning awards as every new year passes. With excellent attentative service along with classic Italian dishes that are presented with unique & modern elements, you’re in for a fantastic experience. The concept works and the food is simply delicious.
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Directions to Burrata Restaurant
The Old Biscuit Mill,
373-375 Albert Road,